Fashion Designer III establishes the apparel design strategy for an organization. Determines style, material, and color directions based on input from sales/marketing, merchandising, development and manufacturing staff. Being a Fashion Designer III keeps abreast of consumer needs and trends, and supports the integrity of the lines/brands and the goals of the company. Produces design sketches and makes seasonal presentations of product designs. Additionally, Fashion Designer III reviews all styles for construction, and approves quality of factory samples. Typically requires a bachelor's degree of fashion design or its equivalent. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. The Fashion Designer III contributes to moderately complex aspects of a project. Work is generally independent and collaborative in nature. To be a Fashion Designer III typically requires 4 to 7 years of related experience.